Acme Brick Co. Earns Seventh Consecutive “Partners of Choice Award”

Words: Bronzella Cleveland
Left to right: Bill Justus of Weekley Homes; Rusty Haile, Stan McCarthy and Tom Jeter, all of Acme Brick Co.; and David Weekley are shown with the Partner of Choice Award presented to Acme Brick in ceremonies at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Left to right: Bill Justus of Weekley Homes; Rusty Haile, Stan McCarthy and Tom Jeter, all of Acme Brick Co.; and David Weekley are shown with the Partner of Choice Award presented to Acme Brick in ceremonies at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

David Weekley Homes, the largest privately held home builder in the United States, implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and its measurement for world-class excellence, the “Partners of Choice Award” in 2004. Input from nearly 1,000 David Weekley team members is used to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback to these suppliers, and recognize those truly outstanding achievers.

Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes, implemented the evaluation method in order to reduce channel costs, improve service, and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.

According to Justus, “Acme achieved a 9.6 rating out of 10 from approximately 1,000 rating opportunites. This is outstanding work, especially when you consider that, in many markets they do not sell to us direct, but through a network of downstream channel partners. Their active management of the entire supply chain enabled our friends at Acme to achieve world-class performance.”

Acme Brick Co. is one of only seven companies nationwide that have received David Weekley Homes’ highly coveted 2016 “Partners of Choice Award” with an “A” ranking in Quality. This is the seventh consecutive year that Acme has been chosen a “Partner of Choice” — one of only three in this group of national companies to have done so.

Acme Brick Co., the largest U.S. brick company, is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies headed by famed investor Warren Buffett. The company celebrated its 126th birthday on April 17, 2017. For more information, visit www.brick.com.

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